Over the past week or so several Sony A99 Reviews, NEX-6 reviews, and NEX-5R reviews have sprouted up all over the internet. I’ve read through all the Sony camera reviews and will only link to the the really good ones.
Starting with the SLT-A99 we have a New Full Frame, weather sealed, “Pro Grade” camera from Sony. Very similar in styling to the A77 camera body wise. Sure, Sony may have limited the lens compatibility of the A99, but if you were in the market to upgrade your existing full frame Sony Camera, the the A99 might just be worth it. Assuming you already have a few of the supported Sony a lenses would also be relevant to take full advantage of the technology offered. I would not mind getting one at all if I had the extra 5 Grand for the camera and a lens or two.
Sony Alpha 99
Sony Alpha 99 Reviews and Testing
- Luminous Landscape always produces some killer reviews, and this Sony A99 field report is no different!! Sony A99 Field Report >>
- Frank Doorhof is an excellent Fashion Photographer and happens to be testing the A99!! Sony A99 Preview >>
- An Excellent slt-a99 Review by This Is Tony Bridge!! Sony A99 – A First Test Drive >>
- SLRLounge put up some Sony A99 Field Testing worth checking out!! Extensive Hands on Field Review with the Sony A99 >>
- Fotomaf.com sent me this a99 review and I was really impressed!! Making Contact with the Sony Alpha 99 >> | Translated Page >>
- TechRadar also has a solid review of the A99 I recommend reading. Hands on A99 Review >>
- The Phoblographer puts out some good stuff, and I like this A99 review! Fast Cars, Helicopters, Sunsets and Aquariums >>
Sony Nex-6 and Nex-5R
Next we have the camera I’m going to purchase, the Nex-6, and the Nex-5R. Both extremely high quality mirrorless cameras with huge sensors to capture unprecedented image quality in such a small form factor. Both Sony Nex cameras offer built in wifi, a 3″ screen, and 16.1mp sensor with PDAF built in. The difference between the two Sony cameras is pretty simple!! The Nex-6 has a viewfinder, built in flash, better build quality, and a Real Hot Shoe!! The Nex-5R does not have a built in flash, or hot shoe, but does have a touch screen and full 180 degree articulation. This makes the Nex-5r a little more affordable at ~$650 US for the camera body only. The Nex-6 is going for ~850 US camera body only.
Nex-6 and Nex-5R – Reviews, Movies, Testing
- An Interesting Comparrison between the Fujifilm X Pro 1 vs Sony NEX 6 shooting Landscapes and Seascapes – The Phoblographer Nex-6 Review >>
- Another review of the Nex-6 from the The Phoblographer. Week 1 with the Nex-6 >>
- Very interesting Demo of the New Apps feature using Wifi and a smart phone!! Sony NEX-5R Smart Remote Control App Review >>
- Here is a pretty good movie filmed with the Nex-5R. Summer in Vaughan – NEX-5R >>
- SGNL did a nice Nex-6 Hands on as well. FIRST HANDS ON: The Sony NEX-6 + New E-mount Lenses >>
New Forum Updates
The new Sony Alpha, Nex Forum is taking off pretty quick with nearly 100 members already!! We’ve been populating a bunch of the photography forums including Architecture, HDR Photography, Portraits Photography, and More >>
My friends Alan and Walter have been helping out with the Sony Forum as well, so be sure to say whats up to those guys when you cruising around. Please consider joining and sharing some photos, or joining the many discussions we have going on! The Sony A99 Review thread is a pretty good one to check out if you curious about how Full Frame AF Module differs from APS-C sized AF module found in the A99.
If you have any specific Sony Alha or Nex questions, be sure to check out the Sony Question and Answer Forums >> | I’m working on populating these forums in my spare time with the ton of emails, comments, and questions I’ve gotten over the years. Sort of a Database of Q&A. A perfect place to ask new questions though, and get answers by several photographers including myself 😉
Thanks again for checking in, and I’ll catch up with on the Forum!!
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